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SQUAT, PARASITE OR GUERILLA ARCHITECTURE?

Pocket of Active Resistance, a new vision to utilize the open space of the famous Arche de la Defense building in Paris, France, has been unveiled by Parisian architect, Stéphane Malka. The architect describes the project as: “… a modular complex providing an alternative to the defiant lifestyle, by positioning itself in a permanent state [...]

VISION OF A FUTURE LIBRARY

The above rendering of a new wing of the Public Library of Stockholm is quite striking. The rendering was created by Armel Neouze, Jacques Gelez and Olivier Charles from the Architecture School of Paris La [...]

THE MYSTIQUE OF FINLAND

Helsinki, capital of Finland

Finland Quick Facts
Population: 5.3 million
Languages: Finnish (91.5%) and Swedish (5.5%) are official languages.
Main Religion: Christianity
Currency: Euro (I USD = 0.78 EUR)
Capital: Helsinki
Size: 338,145 sq km or twice the size of Florida or slightly smaller than Germany.
Location: Northern Europe.
Neighbors: Norway, Russia and Sweden.
Climate: Cold temperate; potentially subarctic but comparatively mild because of [...]

MANUFACTURING PLANT REBORN AS HOTEL

The andel’s Hotel Lodz has done a great job in recycling a textile mill into a 4-star loft design [...]

HELSINKI WORLD DESIGN CAPITAL 2012

The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) has appointed Helsinki, Finland to be the World Design Capital™ (WDC) 2012. [...]

LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL IN MONACO

Today Monaco is celebrating National Day, which is Saint Rainier’s Day commemorating November 19, [...]

LATVIA – STILL A GREAT SECRET

Today Latvia celebrates Independence Day. It became independent from Soviet Russia on November 18th, [...]

20 YEARS SINCE FALL OF BERLIN WALL

The Berlin Wall, the most famous border between the communist bloc and the west started crumbling 20 years ago on November 9, 1989. [...]

ELEGANT APARTMENT HOTEL IN BARCELONA

The El Palauet offer premium furnished apartments in a modernist building from 1906 on the famous Passeig de Gracia surrounded by beautiful architecture in the heart of [...]

TURKEY HAS IT ALL

Turkey still offer great value with its splendid coast, favorable climate, unique location, excellent hotels and resorts, rich history, culture, architecture, food, shopping, entertainment, vibrant nightlife, [...]